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Oct 30, 2012 12:54PM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Disney will buy Lucasfilm for $4.1 billion. The major exchanges say they can resume normal stock trading on Wednesday. Ford has decent results; GM's earnings are on tap. Apple has a big management shuffle. October may be a loser for investors.

Oct 2, 2012 11:13AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow shows a small loss, but Apple shares reverse to end the day higher. Google slips. September auto sales are the best since 2008. Spanish premier Rajoy says a bailout request isn't 'imminent.' T-Mobile may buy MetroPCS.

Jul 25, 2012 10:43AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The blue chips gain 59 points in a volatile day. Because of Apple's earnings miss, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq end lower for a 4th day. Because of Facebook issues, Zynga shares fall more than 35%. Whole Foods earnings cheer. New-home sales disappoint.

Jul 24, 2012 10:47AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The Dow falls 104 in its third straight day of triple-digit losses as earnings season continues to disapppoint. Apple earnings miss Street estimates. AT&T sees lower iPhone sales. UPS says international business is softening.

Jul 3, 2012 10:35AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Worries that the Strait of Hormuz may get blocked push oil prices up some 4%. Brent crude tops $100. US factory orders grow in May. June auto sales are strong; SUVs do well. Barclay's CEO quits. Microsoft takes a $6.2 billion writedown.

Jul 2, 2012 10:50AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq show gains; the Dow falls slightly. Weakness in Europe is the biggest weight on the Institute for Supply Management's June manufacturing index. Barclay's CEO Bob Diamond quits.

Jun 29, 2012 11:15AM on Latest DispatchesBy Charley Blaine

Stocks soar -- as the blue chips enjoy their best June since 1999 -- after European leaders move to stabilize their banks. Apple and chip makers boost techs, but Research In Motion shares slump badly. Ford and Nike warn on European sales.

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